||Apple QuickTime Movie
||Flash Video File
||Developed by Apple Computer, MOV specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles), compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
||FLV is a Flash-compatible video file exported by the Flash Video Exporter plug-in or other programs with FLV file support. It consists of a short header, interleaved audio, video, and metadata packets.
||a widely adopted format recognized by many media players and editing software; contain multiple tracks but separate those elements, good for editing
||Good video quality; can be used for multitude of uses, like movies, online presentations, banner ads, Internet animations, etc; FLV is more popular in video streaming
||Generally, MOV files are high-quality and therefore larger than other multimedia formats.
||Requires Flash plug-in to play FLV file; Flash files are not recognized by search engine spiders – therefore they do not add to a site's optimization; Visitors may experience longer wait times to access a web page with Flash, especially if the visitor is using a dial up connection
|Help You Choose
||MOV files are high-quality files; can be viewed on many free media players, including QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player and RealPlayer
||The format has quickly established itself as the format of choice for embedded video on the web. Notable users of the Flash Video format include YouTube, Hulu, Google Video, Yahoo Video, Metacafe, etc; not supported by many portable devices
|Programs that open MOV/FLV files